Giant squid washed up on the coast of the Sea of ​​Japan

(ORDO NEWS) — A giant squid has been discovered on the coast of the Sea of ​​Japan in Tottori Prefecture.

A local resident spotted a squid on the seashore in Iwami town on Sunday morning.

Staff at the Land and Sea Museum at Sanin Kaigan Geopark identified it as a giant squid, known in Japan as “daioika”.

It reaches a length of 3 meters 20 centimeters. Museum staff believe he was already dead when he washed ashore.

Giant squid live at depths of 200 to 1,000 meters, mainly along the Pacific coast.

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